Medical Researchers Looking For Improvements In Security And Privacy Of Implantable Medical Devices

Do you worry about the security and reliability of the medical devices that might be implanted in your body (for whatever reason)? If you’re the cautious type, you’ll appreciate the fact that various researchers have published an article in the latest New England Journal of Medicine, suggesting technological and regulatory actions that will hopefully increase the security of implantable medical devices. There is some worry going around that implantable pacemakers, defibrillators and other similar devices are subject to wireless hacking, which may influence their functionality. Of course, the good news is that there hasn’t been an actual event reported where the person’s implant was interfered with just yet. Fingers crossed.

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